MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 142 Newsletter | 05/2016

Innovative financing is crucial to the future of energy in Africa
Claire Everhart, Presidential Management Fellow, USAID's Development Credit Authority

One of the greatest hurdles to providing reliable electricity access in Africa is the availability of financing, specifically debt. This past year, Power Africa drew upon USAID's Development Credit Authority to implement four new guarantees to help bridge the significant gap in access to financing. This work is expected to support new grid and off-grid connections, bringing energy access to hundreds of thousands of customers.

Regional Conference on Financial Sector Development in African States Facing Fragile Situations

June 28-29, 2016 | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

This regional conference will be hosted by MFW4A and FSD Africa, with support from the African Development Bank and FIRST Initiative. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from senior policy makers, business leaders, development partners and academics as they discuss link between fragility and financial sector development, and explore innovate policy and private sector responses. The objective is to move beyond discussion. The conference aims to be a forum for concrete new partnerships, deal-making and a fresh approach to Africa's countries and regions facing fragile situations.

6th Annual Africa Banking & Finance Conference
01.06.2016 - 02.06.2016 | Accra, Ghana

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money Conference
08.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 | Kampala, Uganda

Private Equity Africa
09.06.2016 | London, UK

Recent Expert Forum on understanding donor engagements in microinsurance

April 28, 2016

Download the electronic copy of the presentation here and the recording here.

Recent Webinar on Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

April 7, 2016 

Download the electronic presentation here and the webinar recording here

Download our new thematic factsheet on agricultural finance





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African Development Bank
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Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


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